OCC & Chick-fil-A Shoebox Campaign

It is such an honor to partner with Chick-fil-A in the distribution & collection of 
Gospel Opportunity shoeboxes so that children around the world can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Seventeen Chick-fil-A stores in the Richmond Metro area will offer empty OCC shoeboxes to the community on Tuesday, November 5; the following week, they will accept filled shoeboxes on Tuesday, November 12 with volunteers assisting at both events.

Tuesday, November 5
Get-A-Box Day

Tuesday, November 12
Give-A-Box Day

At each restaurant location, 2 Shoebox Ambassadors are requested for the lunch and dinner time frames to pass out OCC pamphlets and empty shoeboxes. Due to anticipated volume at some restaurants, a Shoebox Coordinator has been added to keep things running smoothly.

11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.  and  
(please arrive 30 minutes early)

At each restaurant location, 2 Shoebox Ambassadors are requested to receive filled shoe boxes and transport them to an OCC collection center.


11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.  and  
(please arrive 30 minutes early)

Volunteer Roles:

Shoebox Ambassador.  The most important skill required for this volunteer position is a friendly smile and a gracious spirit! Ambassadors will answer questions about the Operation Christmas Child ministry, distribute empty shoeboxes as needed, and explain the timeline for returning the shoeboxes at the restaurant next week.  As some locations may be quite busy, you may want to wear comfortable shoes and plan to stand during your volunteer shift.

On Give-A-Box Day, Ambassadors collect the shoeboxes and gives the donor a card for a free chicken sandwich. Also on this day, Ambassadors are asked to boxes move quickly to a vehicle or other staging area as the collection area reaches capacity. One Ambassador will be responsible for transporting the shoeboxes to a predetermined location following the event.

Shoebox Coordinator.  Some of the Chick-fil-A restaurants have challenged themselves to reach higher in sharing this Gospel Opportunity with more of their customers.  To support their innovative plan, we are adding an extra volunteer to make sure everything is moving smoothly.

To Get Involved:

  • Locate a Chick-fil-A restaurant near you by viewing this interactive map, or by reviewing location details via this printable PDF overview document.
  • Click on the Volunteer Sign Up page below and select the shift and restaurant location where you are led to serve. Both events dates (Get-A-Box and Give-A-Box) are available for sign up there.